The Product Design Minor offers students the opportunity to develop basic skills utilized in a variety of consumer product related industries through studio courses in Visual Communication, Digital Design, prototype and model making techniques related to industry applications. Communication of these creative concepts through thoughtful execution of projects displays student abilities in an organized body of work. Product Design minors will not be assigned a desk in the Product Design department, but they may work at the common work tables in the studios. They may also participate in the Product Design Department's senior show on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Department Chair.
The Product Design minor is open to Communication Arts, Digital Media and Fine Arts majors. Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Fashion Design and Toy Design majors are eligible on a case-by-case basis, with approval from their respective Department Chairs, and may require course approvals and/or additional credits over 130 to complete.
|PRDS252||Visual Communication I||3.0|
|PRDS253||Visual Communication II||2.0|
|Digital Design I & II*||5.0|
|PRDS273/370||Digital Design II & III*|
|PRDS332||Product Development Studio I||3.0|
|PRDS333||Product Development Studio II||3.0|
*ALI majors can substitute 2 credits of electives in Product Design in place of PRDS272 or PRDS370. Communication Arts majors can substitute 2 credits of electives in Product Design in place of PRDS272. Digital Media majors can substitute 5 credits of electives in Product Design in place of PRDS273 and PRDS370. Toy Design majors can substitute 10 credits of electives in Product Design in place of PRDS252, PRDS253, PRDS273 and PRDS370. Electives must be approved by the Product Design Chair or Assistant Chair.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Product Design section of the Course Catalog.
Download the following PDF to see how the Product Design minor fits into your chosen major
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2015-16 (class of 2019):
Product Design Minor Academic Plan 15-16
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2016-17 (class of 2020):
Product Design Minor Academic Plan 16-17
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Product Design Minor Academic Plan 17-18